John Joseph Raftery, age 87; beloved husband of Mary (nee Kozuch) for 58 wonderful years; loving father of Kevin (Sandy) Raftery, Anne (Keith) Rainer, Maureen (Don) Vear, William (Elizabeth) Raftery, and Tom (Lucy) Raftery; dear grandfather of Jackie (Paul) Eberly, Cory Betzel, Meghan (Adam) Brescia, Matt Vear, Maggie Vear, Sean Raftery, and Sophie Raftery; fond great-grandfather of Charlotte, Preston, and Peyton; John is also survived by his Grand-Dog, Lexi.
Visitation Friday, December 28 from 3 to 8pm at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside, IL.
Funeral Mass 10am Saturday, December 29 at St. Cletus Church, 600 W. 55th St., LaGrange, IL. Family and friends are asked to meet directly at Church.
Interment at Resurrection Cemetery will take place privately. Memorial donations may be given to ChildFund Ireland (www.childfund.ie). Please see the full obituary at www.hjfunerals.com – Additional Info: 708-352-6500